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English Premier League (EPL) Fantasy Soccer Picks: DraftKings DFS Targets for July 4

Nikhil Kalro shares his targets and values for Saturday’s DraftKings DFS EPL soccer slate, which locks at 10:00 a.m. ET.

Anthony Martial of Manchester United in action during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester United at American Express Community Stadium on June 30. Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images

After a short one-day break on Friday, the EPL resumes on Saturday with a packed schedule. Two games constitute DraftKings’ EPL main slate on Saturday. We take a look at the values and targets from this slate below.

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Studs

Marcus Rashford ($9,100)

There is a nice combination brewing in Manchester between Rashford and Anthony Martial ($9,400). More on Martial a bit later in this piece. For now, the focus is on Rashford because he is an outright striker. He has scored 14 goals, most of which have been scored with aplomb and a strong right foot. At home, the good form should continue.

Values

Jamie Vardy ($7,400)

Vardy has struggled since the restart of the Premier League. It’s unsurprising, therefore, that Leicester City has also struggled. He is still the EPL’s leading goal scorer with 19 on the season, although Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has caught up. With Leicester City looking for some offensive depth, the team will look to Vardy for output.

Others to consider: Jordan Ayew ($7,200).


Midfielders

Studs

Anthony Martial ($9,400)

Martial has provided manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with so many options. More importantly, he has been consistent, a characteristic Manchester United has desperately missed from its strikers in the past few months. Martial has also scored 14 goals, including a hat trick in the team’s previous game at Old Trafford against Sheffield United.

Values

Wilfried Zaha ($6,700)

Zaha hasn’t been fantastic in front of goal but that’s because Crystal Palace hasn’t scored too many either. He has scored three goals and assisted on three goals this season. However, he is a menace on either wing, mostly the left flank, with his speed. If Crystal Palace can prey on Leicester’s poor form, Zaha might have a part to play in that.

Others to consider: Harvey Barnes ($7,600).


Defenders

Studs

Ben Chilwell ($6,400)

Whenever he gets the opportunity, Chilwell will unleash that left foot through the ball. That worked against Watford with a stunning late goal. He routinely dashes down the left wing to contribute offensively, as well. Leicester has conceded 31 goals this season, tied for second best in the Premier League. They should keep that figure to 31 even after the game against Crystal Palace.

Values

Aaron Wan-Bissaka ($5,400)

The other team that has conceded 31 goals is Manchester United. Despite all its troubles, Manchester United has actually been quite solid at the back. Wan-Bissaka has been a big cog in that defensive wheel. He also has the opportunity to contribute offensively against a team that has huffed and puffed just to get on the scoring sheet this season.


Goalkeepers

David de Gea ($5,900)

Bournemouth has scored just 30 goals this season and has been hit hard by injuries. A game against a resurgent Manchester United with these handicaps will be an enviable task for Bournemouth. I don’t see de Gea having too much work to do on Saturday and he should add another clean sheet to his tally.

Others to consider: Kasper Schmeichel ($4,500).


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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.